Mt. Vernon Register-News


February 13, 2012

Harvey Caplan

MT. VERNON — — Harvey Caplan, a television-engineering pioneer with a 50 year career, died Feb. 6, 2012, in Jackson, Miss., of cancer. He was 82.

Mr. Caplan was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Ruth Drylinger and Bernard Caplan.

Mr. Caplan’s career began as a design engineer and the design group manager in the Aerospace industry. He then moved into the television broadcast industry in 1960 at CBS Laboratories where his design accomplishments included the Lunar Orbitor Program, the DRIPS Program, the Linotron System, the Vidifont and various engineering broadcasts projects. He was with CBS  Labs and CBS NY for more than 20 years.

Mr. Caplan’s television broadcast marketing, sales and management career includes CBS, Thomson Broadcast, Ikegami, Chyron and JA Taylor Broadcast Associates. He further served the industry as a broker and as an independent appraiser for financial institutions, video production companies, television stations and movie production facilities.

When the Pro Shop and Golf Course were ready to open at The Links at Starkville, MS Golf and Country Club, Mr. Caplan was the first Pro Shop and Golf Course Manager until his “retirement” in April, 2011. He was the proud owner of 2 Hole-In-One awards and played left-handed golf for nearly 60 years.

He is survived by his wife, Tawanna Tex (Bell) Caplan of Starkville, Miss., formerly of Mt. Vernon; daughters, Debra Caplan of Stuart, Fla. and Meryl Frappier (Bobby) of Ormand Beach, Fla.; son, Peter Caplan of Stuart, Fla.; one grandson and one granddaughter; sister, Elaine Abowitz of Del Ray, Fla.; sister-in-law, Cornelia Jane Posey of Columbus, Miss. Many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends and acquaintances survive.

Memorials may be made to the MAB Scholarship Program, Mississippi Association of Broadcasters, 855 South Pear Orchard Road, Suite 403, Ridgeland, MS 39157; (602) 657-9121, or to the donor’s choice.

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